Dr Christopher Bunn
- Lecturer in Sociology (Sociology)
Chris is an applied sociologist who develops and evaluates practical, community-led solutions to health problems. He is passionate about working with cultural forms and has studied sports- and faith-based public health initiatives. In his career to date, Chris has contributed social science expertise to studies of diabetes (type 1, type 2 and gestational), weight management, physical activity, sedentary time reduction and NCD prevention. He is inspired by a wide range of social, political and psychological theories and employs these influences pragmatically to co-create community-focussed programmes that improve health and wellbeing.
Bunn C, Crampin M, Gill J, Gray C, Gunda A, Ireland R, Jangere C, Kapalula P, Kaputa J, Kumwenda B, Lwanda J, Malunga A, Mtema O, Wyke S. Co-developing a health and wellbeing programme for men who support Malawian football teams, with a focus on preventing Non-communicable diseases. SFC GCRF: £52,280. 01/10/18 – 31/3/19.
Crampin M, Benson R, Bunn C, Chiwanda J, Gill J, Masiye J, Mercer S, Wyke S. Characterisation and survival of individuals with multimorbidity in rural and urban Malawi. SFC GCRF: £58,537. 01/10/18 – 31/3/19
Crampin M,Bunn C, Chiwanda J, Masiye J. Non-communicable Disease Longitudinal data Alliance (ANDLA); Administrative support during transition to sustainable network. SFC GCRF: £17,436. 01/10/18 – 31/3/19
Strachan Z, Bunn C, Crampin M, Gray C, Mtenga S, Perry M, Todd H. Building capacity to use arts-based methods for non-communicable disease prevention in Malawi and Tanzania. SFC GCRF: £14,888. 01/10/18 – 31/3/19
McIntosh E, McInnes I, Wyke S, Haydon D, Siebert S, Halliday J, Bunn C, Laurie E, Grieve E, Aitken M, Walker R, Kelly C, Mmbanga B, Kiwelu I, Msoka E, Kilonzo K, Temu G, Kiula K. NIHR Global Health Research Group on estimating the prevalence, quality and life, economic and societal impact of arthritis in Tanzania: a mixed methods study at University of Glasgow. NIHR GCRF: £1,993,935. 01/04/2018 – 31/03/21.
Gill J, Gray CM, Gray S, Garside P, McInnes I, Edwards C, Bunn C, Crampin A, Nyirenda M, Mwapasa V. Development of nutritional strategies for diabetes prevention in Malawian adults at high diabetes risk. MRC GCRF: £199,905. 1/3/18 – 28/2/19.
Gray CM, Bunn C, Perry M, Gill J, Gray S, Sharp J, Strachan Z, Crampin A, Mtenga S, Namadingo H, Abdullah S, Dilip Dingh A, Lwanda J. Culture and bodies: an interdisciplinary approach to non-communicable disease prevention in Malawi and Tanzania. MRC/AHRC GCRF: £176,425.1/3/18 – 31/719.
Gill J, Gray CM, McIntosh E, Pell J, Mutrie N, Sattar N, Wyke S, Logue J, Welsh P, Gray S, Kelly P, Bunn C, Baker G, Celis-Morales C. How can we increase the number of people cycling regularly? British Cycling: £150,000.01/3/18 – 28/2/19.
Wyke S, Bunn C, Gray C, Hunt K, Barnighausen T, Micklesfield L, Draper C. Health through Faith: can faith-based organisations support weight management and reduce the risk of NCDs in South Africa? MRC PHIND: £149,973. 01/07/16 – 31/12/17.
Gray C, Hunt K, Wyke S, Bunn C, Maclean A, Mutrie N, Anderson A, McConnachie A, McCowan C, Lloyd S, Singh B. Long term weight loss trajectories in participants in a randomised controlled trial of a weight management and healthy lifestyle programme for men delivered through professional football clubs: the Football Fans in Training follow up. NIHR. £267,198. 01/01/15 - 01/01/16.
Gray C, Wyke S, Hunt K, Bunn C, Maclean A. Football Fans in Training (FFIT): development of FFIT Training Package and FFIT for Women programme. University of Glasgow Knowledge Exchange Fund: £40,711. 7/4/14 - 7/10/14.
White J and Bunn C. Healthy design? Understanding the edible city of Glasgow’s Southside. Adam Smith Research Foundation (ASRF): £1,500. 01/01/14 – 31/12/14.
Simmons D, Bunn C, Birch K and Graffy J. Translating diabetes peer support research from the RAPSID pilot study into local patient peer support activity. Diabetes UK Small Grant Award: £15,000; 01/02/12 – 01/02/13.
Bunn C. Internal Graduate Studentship: PhD, Trinity College (Fees, Stipend and Research Expenses) 2006-2010
Bunn C. Internal Graduate Studentship: MPhil, Trinity College (Fees, Stipend and Research Expenses) 2005-2006
Chris convenes a course on the Sociology of Health and Illness (Honours module)
He teaches and supervises on the Global Health MSc